The recent popularity of Cannabis Nerds, a weed-infused candy, has many people concerned. Teenagers have been peddling these candy treats online and are charging as little as six pence for one packet. They are available in a variety of flavours and contain varying amounts of the psychoactive ingredient, cannabis. Medicated Nerds have been responsible for at least one schoolgirl being taken to hospital after eating them. Police said she suffered hallucinations and nausea after consuming the Medicated Nerds.
If you are looking for a marijuana strain with a high level of THC, try the Cannabis Nerds variety. This marijuana variety features a mild high and a berry or fruit flavor. The aroma is earthy, but not overpowering. Its terpene profile contains Ocimene, a fruity flavor that can lift your mood and give you energy. The leaves are topped with small trichomes, and the buds are covered in amber or purple hairs.
The endocannabinoid system is a complex system with several components, including cannabinoids, the chemical compound that gives cannabis its unique properties. Phytocannabinoids are found in hundreds of plant species and are present in the highest concentration in the cannabis plant. The cannabis plant contains over 85 cannabinoids, and hundreds of other compounds, which are all involved in the endocannabinoid system. The endogenous cannabinoid system contains multiple receptors and enzymes, and is conserved from coelenterates to man.
Medicated Sour Skittles
In a recent case, a preteen was hospitalized after ingesting marijuana-laced candy that looked like Sour Skittles. The marijuana candy was packaged and sold as a popular name brand. In a similar situation last month, a three-year-old girl from New Jersey was also admitted to a hospital for consuming marijuana-laced candy in the form of a snack. According to Mark Woodward, public information officer for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, marijuana-laced Sour Skittles were packaged almost like Sour Rope and Nerds Rope.
Medicated Bud Bites
A federal judge has banned two THC-laced candies from the shelves. After a lawsuit filed by Ferrara Candy Co. in October, District Judge Thomas Durkin ruled that Canadian cannabis company Higharchy was infringing Ferrara’s Nerds trademark and must pay Ferrara $15 million.
Ferrara claims the Canadian cannabis company intentionally misled consumers by using its trademark to market a candy that contained marijuana. Higharchy and Ferrara have not commented, but the companies are likely to appeal the ruling.
Medicated Bud Clusters
Cannabis nerds are becoming a popular treat, especially for kids. But, it is important to note that the products are not without risk. Higharchy LLC, a Canadian cannabis company, has been ordered by a federal judge to stop marketing these products to children.
A trademark infringement lawsuit was filed against the company in October, alleging that it infringed upon Ferrara’s trademark by selling candies laced with THC. Ferrara Candy Co. filed the suit against Higharchy LLC, a cannabis retailer and manufacturer, for selling the THC-laced candies. Higharchy has not responded to requests for comment.
Infringing on Ferrara’s trademark
In California, Ferrara has filed similar lawsuits against cannabis edible companies for allegedly infringing on its trademarks. Ferrara claims that these products have THC content above California’s legal limit and are causing confusion among consumers. The company claims that many children have been sickened after eating their cannabis edibles. The company will continue to fight these cases until it obtains its right to trademark the product.
Making your own gummy products
If you’re thinking about creating your own cannabis gummy products, there are a few steps you need to follow to make the best product. Depending on the consistency and texture you want, the process could take as little as three days or as long as two weeks.
Using a double boiler to melt the ingredients is an option to keep the product fresh for a few weeks. You can also air-dry the gummies for shelf stability and enhanced texture. If you’re going for an extra-chewy gummy, you can do so by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper or a paper towel.